The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – January 1917
3 Jan 1917 p7
THE MONK RASPUTIN: MURDERED BY A PRINCE.
PETROGRAD, January 2. The death of the monk Rasputin is definitely announced. It is reported that he was murdered by Prince Youssoupoff, who is related to the Imperial family. The Prince married a daughter of the Grand Duke Alexander Michaelovitch. The Prince is frail and weakly, and his friends say that only an overpowering motive could have induced him to kill Rasputin. The monk was reported to have exercised a great influence over the Czar.
4 Jan 1917 p 9
“AUSTRALIA AT WAR.”
TOWN HALL, AUDIENCE DELIGHTED.
Whatever expectations of special merit had been raised in connection with the great patriotic film, “Australia at’ War,” they were more than realised at the first public screening, which took place at the Adelaide Town Hall on Wednesday evening. It is undoubtedly the finest series of pictures of its kind Australians have had the opportunity of seeing, and what makes it more than ordinarily interesting is the fact that it is wholly an Australian production,
10 Jan 1917 p7
THE MALTESE: AUSTRALIA PAYING THE PIPER.
Melbourne, January 9…. No decision has been come to regarding what shall be done with the 200 Maltese who came to Australia while the referendum campaign was in progress, and being refused a landing, were taken on to New Caledonia. Some difficulty appears to have arisen over their repatriation, as they are British subjects, and in the meantime the’ Commonwealth Government are piling up a substantial bill for their maintenance.
17 Jan 1917 p7
AUSTRALIANS FIGHTING IN EGYPT: TURKISH STRONGHOLD AT RAFA TAKEN; SWIFT MARCH ACROSS THE DESERT
LONDON, January 16. 1917:- Mr. Massey, telegraphing from El Arish reports:- “The victory of the desert columns, including the Australians and New Zealanders at Rafa, near El Arish, was unquestionably one of the finest achievements in Egypt during the –war period. The swiftness of their night march enabled the attacking forces to reach within striking distance of the enemy while he slept.
23 Jan 1917 p9
FOR CHILDREN OF SOLDIERS: NEW SCHOOL AT POMPOOTA; OPENED BY THE PREMIER
The training farm for returned soldiers, started less than 12 months ago, now presents an animated appearance. Rows of wood and iron cottages, some having canvas additions, house the families of many men who have come back after taking part in the Great War to devote their energies to the arts of peace. As a township has sprung up a school was needed, and yesterday the Premier and Minister of Education (Hon. C. Vaughan) opened a new building on the high land at Pompoota to serve the double purpose of schoolhouse and social hall.